Facebook Messenger Now Gives Context About the People Contacting You

To make new connections less jarring, Facebook Messenger is introducing a new feature on Thursday that gives you bits of information about someone messaging you for the first time, whether the person is one of your Facebook friends or not. A Facebook spokesperson told Mashable, think of it almost like an icebreaker, or "a way to give you more context about new conversations in Messenger."
That's key, especially if you and the other person aren't actually friends on Facebook — in which case, only publicly available information on your profiles is used.